Percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PTCA or PCI) is a non-surgical procedure used to treat narrowing (stenosis or blockages) of the coronary arteries of the heart found which supplies blood to the heart. The procedure uses coronary catheterization to visualize the blood vessels on X-ray imaging. After this, an interventional cardiologist can perform a coronary angioplasty, using a balloon catheter in which a deflated balloon is advanced into the obstructed artery and inflated to relieve the narrowing; certain devices such as coronary stents or scaffolds can be deployed to keep the blood vessel open. Various other procedures on the heart and cardiovascular vessels can also be performed. Dr. Suresh Vijan is considered among top angioplasty doctors in Mumbai.
Primary angioplasty (PPCI) is the very urgent use of angioplasty in people with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), especially where there is evidence of severe heart damage on the electrocardiogram (ST elevation MI). PPCI is also used in people after other forms of myocardial infarction or unstable angina where there is a high risk of further events. Finally, PCI may be used in people with stable angina pectoris, particularly if the symptoms are difficult to control with medication. PCI is an alternative to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG, bypass surgery), by long open heart operation under general anesthesia, bypasses are done on the stenotic arteries by grafting vessels from elsewhere in the body under certain circumstances when extensive blockages, usually in diabetes so-called CABG or bypass surgery. To analyze and to give you the best advice you need the best angioplasty doctor.